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Happy birthday to [personal profile] loonilicious! I hope you have/had a wonderful day! *hugs*

Happy Halloween/Samhain Everyone! To celebrate this, our day of Creep, I will round out this year's October Song a Day posts with one of the only songs I can't listen to by myself. The first time I heard György Ligeti's "Musica Ricerrcata, II" was when I saw the preview for Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. I was so disturbed by the preview, specifically because of the music, that I only saw the film under duress. There is something so unsettling about Dominic Harlan's piano playing on this track; even though it's pretty just a half-step being played over and over again it causes goosebumps for me every time I hear it. I have no idea why I own this soundtrack because it's not like I can listen to it without skipping the first and final tracks. So...enjoy?

"Musica Ricerata, II" by György Ligeti, performed by Dominic Harlan
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"Musica Ricerata, II (Metso, rigifdo e cerimoniale) Reprise" by György Ligeti, performed by Dominic Harlan
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And here, have a slightly appropriate unicorn chaser. :)

"Drum" by Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit
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Okay, I guess that'll do us for another year. Thanks for listening; I hope some of you heard some stuff you like. Now: NaNoWriMo. :)
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I love Johnny Flynn so much. You just have no idea. This skinny little hipster Brit who plays way too many instruments captured my heart a few years ago with "The Box" and he released his latest, Been Listening, in the US yesterday. His songs are these little moments of whimsy and Dickensian chaos and they fill me with this incredible longing unlike anything I've felt in a long, long time. I don't know what it is about him and his music, but it makes me want. What, I'm not entirely sure, but that feeling of never getting close enough is very strong. For fans of Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons, and Joe Pug.

Still haven't listened to the album in it's entirety, but here are two that caught my ear this afternoon.

"Lost and Found" by Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit
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"Barnacled Warship" by Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit
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